Whooping Crane

About the Whooping Crane
Also known as: White Crane

The Whooping Crane is a large species of wader native to North America. Along with the Sandhill Crane, they are the only crane species in North America. They are named for their call, which is a bugle-like "whooping" sound.

Whooping Cranes are the tallest bird in North America, standing nearly five feet tall. They are an endangered species, with the population reaching a low of 100 individuals in the 1980s. They are now the focus of conservation efforts including training young birds to migrate using ultralight aircraft.

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